The Daily Populous

Tuesday June 16th, 2020 evening edition

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The body of Fuller, a 24-year-old African American man, was found hanging from a tree in the 38300 block of 9th Street East in Palmdale at approximately 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 10.

Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chair Kathryn Barger sent a letter to Becerra on Saturday requesting his intercession in the case.

“Today, I asked California State Attorney General Xavier Becerra to conduct an independent investigation into the death of Mr. Robert Fuller, who was discovered hanging from a tree in the City of Palmdale,” Barger said in a statement.

“As such, I want to thank Attorney General Xavier Becerra @AGBecerra for agreeing to monitor our investigation into the death of Robert Fuller.”.

City of Palmdale officials released a statement Monday afternoon, after Villanueva’s Monday press conference:.

“We are also encouraged by the Sheriff Department’s commitment to a clear and transparent process in the investigation of the June 10, 2020 death of Robert Fuller.”.

We grew up there in the Antelope Valley, we have so many friends, families that loved Robert,” Magee wrote. »

North Korea blows up joint liaison office with South in Kaesong

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North Korea has blown up a joint liaison office with the South near the North's border town of Kaesong.

Tensions between North and South Korea have been escalating for weeks, prompted by defector groups in the South sending propaganda across the border.

The border town of Kaesong has for years been a symbol of the fragile relationship between North and South Korea. »

Covid-19: Two new cases in New Zealand, both arrivals from UK

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In a statement released this afternoon, the Ministry of Health said the two new cases were related to the border as a result of recent travel from the UK.

They bring New Zealand's confirmed cases to 1156, and the combined total of confirmed and probable cases to 1506.

The new cases followed 24 consecutive days of no new cases in the country. »

Estimates suggest one in five people worldwide have an underlying health condition that could increase their risk of severe COVID-19 if infected

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We hope our estimates will provide useful starting points for designing measures to protect those at increased risk of severe disease.

The new study provides global, regional and national estimates for the number of people with underlying health conditions.

Global, regional, and national estimates of the population at increased risk of severe COVID-19 due to underlying health conditions in 2020: a modelling study. »

Members of Congress took small-business loans — and the full extent is unknown

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All four lawmakers have previously voted in favor of the small-business program.

The Minnesota Democrat added that his bill “was not written to expose members of Congress, because frankly I expected members of Congress to be forthright and transparent to begin with.”.

Spokespeople for Williams and Hartzler declined to say how much money was provided under the loans to the privately held companies lawmakers own. »